User talk:MrOllie

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garlic press and garlic[edit]

Hi, my additions were approved with Mean As Custard. The blog I'm refering to is non-branded and non-profit. Please bring it back or explain what is wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Atproquality (talkcontribs) 17:13, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

We generally do not source content to self published blogs. Even if Mean As Custard meant to preapprove your edit (which I honestly doubt), no user has the authority to do such a thing. - MrOllie (talk) 17:31, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Would you prefer that I'll add all the content to the garlic press wikipedia page? It's an important information that doesn't qualify as spam. I saw several links to websites with the same kind of content, I don't see any reason why they should be approved and this site won't...Atproquality —Preceding undated comment added 08:45, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


Hi MrOllie,

I've noticed you keep reverting my edits on the Chatbots page. I've been making edits because Chatbot is one word and when you edit it you make it 2 words (chat bot). A chatbot is a relatively new concept and most people/companies are just starting to get into the space, which is why I feel it's so important to have it spelt correctly on the page. I think you should take a moment to look into what chatbots are and how they're spelt before you go back and change it from chatbot to chat bot. Just something to think about, many people use wikipedia as their go-to website for basic information on every topic so I really believe it should be as accurate as possible.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Perpnation (talkcontribs)

The opposite is happening - a new user added those spaces yesterday. You removed some of the spaces he added. I was removing the rest, along with the inline external link you added (please don't add that back again, it's not the kind of thing we link - see WP:EL). - MrOllie (talk) 23:48, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Platform as a Service[edit]

Why do you think is an inappropriate link for PaaS vendors? It tries to be unbiased and is an university project with no financial interests. The work behind this is also peer-reviewed and published within several paper. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:638:A06:1004:0:0:0:4A63 (talk) 14:18, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia isn't a link directory, nor is it a place for people to find links to PaaS vendors. I suggest you try a sitr such as, which is intended to be a place to list external links. - MrOllie (talk) 14:24, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

If that is a reasoning, all links to example providers should be removed from the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:638:A06:1004:0:0:0:4A63 (talk) 14:28, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

If you see external links that don't belong, by all means remove them. - MrOllie (talk) 14:31, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Also, the link is not intended as link directory but to guide user to more examples for that topic. The problem here is that PaaS can not be classified exactly and other sites are just link farming by providers that are actually IaaS or VPS offerings. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:638:A06:1004:0:0:0:4A63 (talk) 14:32, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Quick reverts?[edit]

Hi MrOllie,

We see you have immediately reverted a couple of our contributions that corrected inaccuracies in this article and provided the reader with free and high quality educational material about the concepts of k-space. What is the problem? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kspaceinfo (talkcontribs)

Looked like external link promotion to me. - MrOllie (talk) 17:22, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

What's the difference between "referring to" a book and "promoting" a book? What's the difference between referring to a book or to an interactive 'book' directly available as a free app on the AppStore? I think Wikipedia needs to reconsider some of their guidelines, as we are no longer living in the nineties. Anyone who searches 'kspace' on Wikipedia will be thrilled to find the free apps I referred to, because they are probably the most attractive and most accessible sources of information about the concepts of kspace available today.

In addition, you also reverted three corrections I made in the main text. Do I conclude correctly that Wikipedia does not appreciate contributions from professional experts? {subst:unsigned|}}

Experts are welcome, when they are following our policies and guidelines, including the ones on conflict of interest and self promotion. Experts, for example, are familiar with a wide range of sources and material, so they don't need to cite their own works. When they insist on only citing their own stuff (or their own apps), it is pretty obvious that they're here to promote themselves and not here to write an encyclopedia- MrOllie (talk) 23:32, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

System-level simulation[edit]

MrOllie, why did you remove the "Methods and Tools" section in the "System-level simulation" page ? Model order reduction is an important topic when trying to simulate large systems, as well as is parallel computing. Also languages like Modelica are important (large industrial and academic user community, conference proceedings). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jpsaut (talkcontribs) 09:22, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

I didn't remove the whole section, I removed the references to specific tools. It's pretty common that when such a list of software exists, folks who work for software companies will show up and add their products to it. In cases where the list doesn't add to the readers understanding of the topic, it is better to remove the list than to expend effort maintaining it against promotional editors. - MrOllie (talk) 17:25, 23 February 2017 (UTC)